Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Arizona beauty



A glimpse into Arizona flowering Cactus. This is from my parents back garden, it's a huge Cactus with three blooms on it. Last year they had around 150 blooms. The Cactus is a night bloomer and only blooms once and the bloom dies. I was lucky to catch this bloom before it closed this morning. It's already starting to close, this picture shows it about half way. Really a beautiful sight for such a prickly plant.

20 comments:

preppyplayer said...

I can't wait to see! How are you doing with the time difference? it must be about 9 hours?

What are you wearing for the party? I will call you later to find out :)

Ronda said...

Those are so beautiful! Oh how I miss Arizona. I was there in October to visit my mom, and it was wonderful. I hope your staying cool and having a nice time with your family!
XO

t.t. millers said...

I never realized that catcus' had such beautiful flowers on them. Very nice photos Kathy! Enjoy your trip with the family!

Ann said...

I didn't know cactus' had flowers either (Tami and I are East Coast girls, right?)! Hope you're having a good time!

Joyce said...

WOW what a view to wake up to. Yes what are you wearing to the party? Did your bags ever show up? xoxo

Ina J Offret said...

Oh how lovely!! So did your luggage arrive or are you festooned in polyester?

What's new, Frau? xoxo

Deidra said...

That's just beautiful!
So....what're you wearin'?

Frau said...

Yes my luggage showed up and I'm sporting my own stuff. I'm wearing white capri's and a green and white floral blousey thing. I'll post picts...need to get some SPANKS though!!

Rachel said...

That is beautiful! Makes me wish I lived in Arizona.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Beautiful indeed... but I am SO glad not to live there anymore. Oregon is so much more beautiful. :) And much cooler. And yes, I will again complain about the rain... soon.

Belle said...

Unbelievable. I have never seen one before. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for taking that photo.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Don't forget SPANKS darling...
Amazing flowers from such a plant species...gorgeous!

Wife in Hong Kong said...

Enjoy the party! What a treat to be back at your folks place for their big day. Gorgeous flowers. I have never seen one before.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing -- I can almost smell that uniquely dry and multi-layered desert air! And so glad you and your luggage were reunited.

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a GORGEOUS flower on those scary catus! Hope you are enjoying your stay and that you got your luggage!
ENJOY!
Fifi

heidi said...

Beautiful!!! I've never been to a desert. Enjoy!!

Kwana said...

Wow these are so beautiful. what a garden. Are you loving home so much?

pve design said...

Oh how pretty. I went to Arizona and loved it.
I can imagine you are filling up on all things American!
Enjoy!

Karen Andre said...

Hey Frau,
You have been home for 2 days get putting pics on! Just kiddn how was flight home?

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